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Beaumont ISD mother is suing for answers and justice from the school district

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Adrianne Wells says she saw the surveillance video of Michael Fisher hitting her son, Reginald, three times before knocking the boy out with an upper cut.

It's a painful image she can't erase from her mind.

Wells said, "To see my son punched and slid across the floor, and no one has done nothing, no one has said you know I'm sorry for what happened."

The incident happened on November 8 at Willie Ray Smith Middle School.  Wells says the school immediately fired Fisher, but she says they didn't call police to have him arrested.

Wells says, "I really think it would have been just pushed under the rug."  Wells says she and her son have faced a lot of grief since going public with the alleged assault.

She says her son has been called a snitch, and she too has been criticized.

Wells called Beaumont Independent School District herself.  The police have taken the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney's office.

However Wells says she has yet to hear from any Beaumont Independent School District officials.

Wells told 12News, "I'm disappointed, it's like they don't care, this is not a priority to them."

Wells says what happened to her son has her concerned  about the district's policy when it comes to hiring teachers, their backgrounds and their training, and if the district even has a procedure in place to notify authorities and parents when something like this happens.

Wells said, "I deserve some answers and I'm not getting the answers."

So Wells has hired an attorney, and hopes a lawsuit will compel the district to be more forthcoming, as well as release the surveillance video.

Her attorney has filed a motion to get depositions from BISD superintendent, Dr. Timothy Chargois, assistant superintendent Patricia Lambert and Fisher himself.

We contacted BISD's attorney Melody Chappell for this report, but she says because of pending litigation, the district had no comment.

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